Marine plastic waste introduced for the first time in the chemicals Conventions

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During the last Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (April-May 2017, Genève), it was officially approved by the Plenary that the Regional Centers of the Stockholm and Basel Conventions can officially work on the issue of marine plastic waste and microplastics. The Regional Centers from now can consistently report their activities on the issue to the next COP which will take place in 2019

The resolution states that the COP encourages regional and subregional centers interested to work, under the Convention, on the impact of plastic waste, marine plastic litter, microplastic, and measures for prevention and environmentally sound management, and that work should be reflected in the report presented to the next COP.

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